Flagler County

Late night party turns deadly; Central Florida teen shot and killed, deputies say

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an argument led to a deadly overnight shooting.

Deputies responded to the wooded area off Old Kings Road North just before 2 a.m.


Deputies said that several dozen teenagers were at a party when an argument erupted leading to the fatal shooting.

According to deputies, the victim has been identified as 19-year-old Jeremy “JuJu” Bennett Jr. from Palm Coast.

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This is an ongoing investigation. Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly is asking parents to speak with their children who may have been out last night and see if they witnessed anything.

“We are hoping that some of the people in attendance may have captured video of the incident and people that attended,” Staly said. “Parents, please speak with your children. Always know where your children are, who they are with and what they are doing. If they were out late last night, they may have the clue or video on their phone which could help us solve this case and find a killer.”

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If you have any information regarding this deadly shooting, you can call the FCSO at 386-313-4911, email TIPS@FlaglerSheriff.com or call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS(8477).

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